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Congressman Cole Votes for Rural Development in Agriculture Funding Bill

July 13, 2004
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole announced today that the FY05 Agriculture Funding bill earmarked funds for projects in Oklahoma's Fourth Congressional District. These funds will be available through grant applications.

"I am very pleased that funds will be available for these projects in the Agricultural Funding bill. These funds are vital to the improvement and development of our rural communities in Southwest Oklahoma," Congressman Tom Cole said. "I will continue to work to ensure that these funds will be available in the final legislation."

Funding will be available for the following projects:                               

  • Blight Removal in Wilson (Carter County)
  •  Sewer Line Improvements in Chattanooga (Comanche County)
  • Painting of the water tower in Sterling (Comanche County)
  • Restoration of the Community Building in Cache (Comanche County)
  • Construction of new water tower for Industrial Park in Elgin (Comanche County)

Congressman Tom Cole voted today for the FY05 Agriculture Funding bill that passed in the U.S. House today. This legislation provides funding for food safety and inspections, food and nutrition programs and funds to support America's farmers and ranchers. This legislation will now go to the Senate for consideration.